Staff

UK Office

The company's international headquarters are in Nottingham, UK.

Sales & Business Development

 Dr Graham Hunter

Dr Graham Hunter

Executive Chairman

BEng (Hons) Mining Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
PhD, Mining Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
CEng, MIMMM

As a founding member of 3D Laser Mapping Ltd, Graham has over 15 years experience in the LiDAR industry, leading the development, sales and marketing of airborne and terrestrial laser mapping systems. He was also responsible for starting the distribution of Riegl laser instruments in the UK, with 3D Laser Mapping Ltd. the premier distributor. Graham has supplied software, training, consulting and data processing services to most UK airborne LiDAR operators. Graham also has over 12 years experience in the mining industry, working as a regional manager and as a mining engineer for Maptek and as a mining engineer for Rio Tinto (Rossing Uranium).

Liene Starka

Liene Starka

Product Manager - ROBIN

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
MSc Environmental Science, University of Latvia, Latvia

Liene has almost 10 years’ experience in the Geospatial industry and has been working with 3DLM since 2014, originally as a LiDAR Systems Engineer in our South African office. She brings a great level of knowledge of applying mobile mapping technology to a wide range of applications, including project delivery and support.

Liene's expertise with mobile and airborne projects has led to her being tasked with managing the development and launch of ROBIN - the World's First Universal Mobile Mapping System.

With extensive experience in LiDAR and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), Liene brings great product management skills to help progress 3DLM's mobile mapping category.

Chris Firth

Chris Firth

Director of Operations

After a double major Bachelor degree in International Business and Geography/Geology, Chris spent the first half of his GIS based business career with Intergraph Corporation in the US. While he worked across many different verticals such as transportation, civil engineering, surveying, utilities, oil and gas, his GIS expertise was mostly used in the public safety industry. Joining a small team of totally dedicated “mapcentric” public safety industry professionals, he helped build Intergraph Public Safety from a team of around 30 to a market leading team of 300, personally leading teams in disciplines such as GIS, training and implementation, to include specialist R&D, consulting and support. He spent much of this time as Director of Technical Operations.

Having spent many years with Intergraph as Technical Director, and more as VP of Operations & Customer Satisfaction with Tiburon, Chris brings significant leadership experience and expertise in SME expansion and growth.

Chris has a strong core GIS technical ability, and so when returning to the UK with his family worked for the global leader in GIS, Esri UK, and helped end users and partners establish cloud based solutions for various industries and applications on spatial platforms.

Madeleine Lake

Madeleine Lake

LiDAR Systems Engineer

BSc Exploration and Resource Geology, Cardiff University
MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Royal Holloway University of London

Madeleine worked in Australia for 3 years as a Geologist using geospatial datasets in a gold exploration and mining setting. Her MSc project used aerial LiDAR data to structurally analyse the Matano Fault in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Madeleine joined 3D Laser Mapping in February 2017 and is a technical member of the sales team.

Petri Nygrén

Petri Nygrén

Business Development Director

Petri brings to 3D Laser Mapping a wealth of geospatial expertise, having performed airborne surveys since the tender age of fifteen! Petri’s work has taken him to over 70 countries and he has over 5000 flying hours under his belt. He has operated a wide range of equipment from LiDAR to thermal and hyperspectral cameras on a range of aircraft, including UAVs.

In his native Finland, Petri managed an airborne hyperspectral product line, overseeing every aspect including R&D, production, test flights, support, marketing and sales. He has also spent time UAV-policymaking with the Finnish CAA on the Finnish Aeronautical Association Air Sport Commission mandate. Most recently, Petri has shifted his focus to business development, networking and sales and can be found on the road (and in the air) visiting clients around the globe.

Dana Pertea

Dana Pertea

LiDAR Systems Engineer

BSc Terrestrial Measurements and Cadastre, Transilvania University of Brașov
MSc Quality Management for Forestry Properties, Transilvania University of Brașov

Before moving to the UK, Dana was involved in the Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey (LUCAS) which is a project spanning across Europe involving regular surveys to gather information on land use. As well as working as a land surveyor, Dana has experience with SLAM technology. Dana has joined 3D Laser Mapping within the sales team to offer pre-sales support and training.

Research & Development

Dr Neil Slatcher

Dr Neil Slatcher

Research and Development Manager

PhD Volcanology and Geohazards, Lancaster University
MSc Geohazard assessment, University of Portsmouth

Neil is a PhD graduate with a broad knowledge of remote sensing and monitoring technologies. He specialises in the application of laser scanning to slope stability and geotechnical analysis with a particular interest in sensor integration. A background in volcanology has led to a deep understanding of the technical challenges faced when using laser scanners in the field, an experience he uses to drive the continued development of 3D Laser Mapping’s monitoring solutions.

Vinesh Lacman

Vinesh Lacman

Software Developer

MCA (Master in Computer Application), Gujarat Technology University

Vinesh joined the company in 2015 with over 2 years industry experience. Whilst studying, his main focus was object orientated programming, with design as his key skill. His professional expertise lies in providing integrated solutions for Hardware monitoring devices with standalone software, making him the perfect fit for 3D Laser Mapping

Dr Chris Cox

Dr Chris Cox

Senior Engineer

BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering & Resource Management, University of Nottingham, UK
PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

Chris has over 9 years' experience in the LiDAR industry, over 7 years experience in the 3D modelling and animation industry and 3 years of experience in the GIS industry. He was awarded a PhD in 2003 by the University of Nottingham for his thesis entitled 'The Use of Computer Graphics for Visual Impact Assessment'. Chris joined the company in 2005 and specialises in mobile mapping and airborne LiDAR R&D as well as software support and training.

Sajeel Mian

Sajeel Mian

Graduate Software Developer

MSc Computer Science, Nottingham Trent University

Sajeel joined our busy R&D team in February 2017 after completing his master's degree. His final year project involved classifying complex activities in real time using an IMU. Sajeel enjoys problem-solving and the rapid pace of R&D development, which makes him a great fit for the 3DLM team and our ever evolving technology.

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

Software Developer

BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Sheffield, UK
MSc (Tech) Control Systems, University of Sheffield, UK
PhD Control Systems, Coventry University, UK

Having spent 3 years as a post-doctoral research assistant, Cheryl enjoyed a long career with Rotadata, helping to produce software solutions for the aerospace and power generation industries for over 18 years.

A specialist in developing software which interfaces with sensor systems, Cheryl joined 3DLM in November 2016 and works to develop and implement data processing algorithms.

Hao (Julia) Jing

Hao (Julia) Jing

KTP Associate

BSc Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan University, China
PhD in Engineering Survey and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham

Julia joined 3D Laser Mapping Ltd as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project in collaboration with the University of Nottingham after completing her PhD in 2015 on the topic of collaborative indoor positioning for multi-sensor and multi-user systems. With a background in surveying and broad knowledge in navigation and positioning in difficult environments, she is working on improving the performance and reliability of mobile mapping systems.

Delivery & Support

Dr Nick Harrop

Dr Nick Harrop

Delivery & Support Manager

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Near Surface Geophysics
Masters Degree, Marine Geotechnics, Bangor University

Nick has over 15 years' experience in the Geospatial industry, with previous roles ranging from Project Geophysicist to Technical Director of a services company specialising in oil and gas exploration, mining, corridor mapping and research.

Nick brings a great amount of experience delivering airborne and mobile projects and can most often be seen in the Heathrow Airport departure lounge.

 Shaun Stone

Shaun Stone

Project Engineer

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Aston University
MSc Product Innovation, Aston University
AMIMechE

Shaun’s background is in Design Engineering, holding a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Product Design Innovation and was also team manager of Aston University’s award winning Shell Eco Marathon project. Shaun joined 3D Laser Mapping in July 2012 and now manages the hardware side of the business, working on the development of new products alongside producing parts to order.

Valdis Vanags

Valdis Vanags

LiDAR Systems Engineer

MSci, Geodesy, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Valdis studied Geodesy for 5 years at Riga Technical University in Lativa, before starting his career in the Geospatial Industry. He has gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in LiDAR, Remote Sensing, Geomatics and Photogrammetry, over the course of his 20 years working within Geospatial roles. Since joining 3D Laser Mapping in 2013, Valdis has quickly become a valued and trusted member of the Mobile Mapping team.

 Dave Waddingham

Dave Waddingham

StreetMapper Engineer

Dave brings over 30 years of valued hands-on experience from the electronics industry to the company as part of the Development team, working on hardware and new products.

Ivona Hubova

Ivona Hubova

LiDAR Systems Engineer

MA (Hons) Environmental Science and Geography, University of Dundee
MSc Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management from the University of Edinburgh

Ivona joins 3DLM fresh from the University of Edinburgh where she wrote her dissertation on the use of UAVs for thermal building inspections. During this time she also worked to develop a thermal and RGB co-aligned camera system for UAV use and has been involved in field works to collect and process data to assist with the creation of DEMs/ 3D thermal models of buildings.

Harriet Brewitt

Harriet Brewitt

Operational Support

Harriet joined 3D Laser Mapping in July 2015 after spending five years in the legal industry. Supporting the Operations team, Harriet ensures that processes run smoothly from demonstration through to delivery, covering logistics, supply chain and training. She has also been known to moonlight in the Marketing department every once in a while.

Joe Beeching

Joe Beeching

Product Specialist - Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) & Software

BSc (Hons) Earth Sciences, Brunel University, UK

Joe has worked in the GIS and surveying industries since 2004, and has been working with LiDAR technologies since 2005. His background is in Earth Sciences, graduating from Brunel University in 2003 with a First Class (Hons) Bachelor's degree. Joe joined 3D Laser Mapping Ltd in 2005 and provides technical support for laser scanner hardware and software.

Pete Robb

Pete Robb

Assistant Project Engineer

MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Northumbria University

Pete joined the R&D team in September 2016, fresh from Northumbria University. Putting his advanced engineering skills to good use, he helps to develop new products from conception through to delivery.

Joanna Setkowicz

Joanna Setkowicz

LiDAR Systems Engineer

BSc Surveying and Cartography, University of Science and Technology, AGH, Krakow, Poland
MSs Photogrammery, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation, University of Science and Technology, AGH, Krakow, Poland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway

Joanna joined 3D Laser Mapping in June 2015. After studying a degree in Surveying and Cartography in Poland, Joanna spent a year in Norway studying her master’s degree in Geomatics. Here she worked on applications of laser scanning in cultural heritage, focussing on the accurate modelling of the Nidaros cathedral. She also studied Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation and her main work experience lies in surveying. Whilst a student Joanna is passionate about new technology and accurate visualisations of reality.

Commercial & Finance

 Julie Lever

Julie Lever

Commercial Manager

Julie is an integral cog in the 3DLM wheel. An all-round commercial wizard, her expertise in e-commerce, finance and administration helps to support all departments. For 10 years, Julie has made sure that bills are paid on time, staff members are happy and health & safety practices are adhered to - a bit like everyone's Mum really.

 Helen Leivers

Helen Leivers

Order Processing Manager

Helen has been with 3D Laser Mapping since 2013, and is integral to all things order processing and beyond. With previous experience as a General Manager and in sales and admin, she's a valued member of our team.

Larissa Flint

Larissa Flint

Business Intelligence Manager

BA (Hons) International Business at the University of Central Lancashire
CIMA Qualified Accountant

Commercially aware and immensely analytical, Larissa joined 3DLM from an environmental engineering business. Working across the accounts and sales departments, Larissa provides the business with critical intelligence reports to improve our decision making capabilities, in addition to overseeing the management accounts function.

 Georgina Knight

Georgina Knight

Accounts and Finance Assistant

Level 4 NVQ in Business
MAAT, AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

George is a key member of the accounting and finance team, having joined 3DLM in 2014 as an Apprentice Accounts Assistant. To everyone's delight, George achieved full MAAT status in September 2016.

Karen Stevenson

Karen Stevenson

Account Administrator

After nearly thirty years of working in the finance industry, Karen joined 3D Laser Mapping in September 2015. She works closely with Helen in the order processing team.

 Samantha Bentley

Samantha Bentley

Events and Marketing

Sam is the most organised person in the building, coordinating participation in multiple events, conferences and trade shows across the globe and somehow manages to get everyone to the right place, at the right time. Sam's extensive experience working with stand builders, event organisers and promotional specialists means that 3DLM always stand out from the crowd - who can forget the lurid green carpet at INTERGEO 2016??

Centurion Office

Matthew Bester

Matthew Bester

Regional General Manager

LLB, University of Pretoria
Client Relationship Management, CRM Theory and Application, University of South Africa
Strategic Management, University of South Africa

With over ten years of senior management experience, Matthew oversees the smooth running of our South African office. He has worked in a number of industries including commodities, infrastructure and technology and brings his many transferable skills to this role.

Elanie Joubert

Elanie Joubert

LiDAR Systems Engineer

BSc Geology, University of Pretoria
BSc (Hons) Geoinformatics, University of Pretoria

Elanie is our latest recruit in South Africa, having joined us in March 2017. Following two years as a GIS Technician at a consulting company, Elanie joined the ranks to offer technical assistance with our monitoring and mobile mapping solutions. Elanie studied locally at the University of Pretoria where she completed both Bachelor of Science and postgraduate honours degrees.

Roberto Vargas

Roberto Vargas

Regional Business Development Manager

With over 13 years of mining experience, Roberto brings a great amount of experience delivering solutions to the mining value chain across different commodities on the African continent.

Roberto specialises in nurturing new business relationships in both the open pit and underground mining markets as well as managing project deployments and has previously worked with Modular Mining and Trafigura Mining Group.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

LiDAR Systems Engineer - Mining and Monitoring

Andrew was employed for almost 26 years in the topographical and engineering survey data manipulation fields. His role included participating in projects involving oil and gas, terrestrial laser scanning, mining lease geo-bases and bulk earthworks design… to name but a few. Andrew is often out and about on mine sites assisting and training our clients across Africa and beyond.

Perth Office

Based out of the company’s regional headquarters in Perth, WA, 3D Laser Mapping continues to develop and roll out innovative laser scanning solutions in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

General Manager

BEng, Geodetic Engineering, Universidad del Zulia
PGDip, Geographic Information Science and Cartography, Universidad del Zulia

Since joining in 2014, Carlos has been the key contact in Australia for 3D Laser Mapping. His experience is in product engineering, geodesy and surveying, in different environments and industries such as oil & gas and mining. He has held positions as a Survey Manager, Product Engineer and Senior Surveyor and specialises in monitoring solutions and mining services.